Have you ever sat wondering why am I failing at this? I have always been good at it. Well I was recently reminded that sometimes we must fail at the things we are good at in order to find the things we are GREAT at. We sometimes get too comfortable with good and need to be pushed toward greatness. The baby bird is thrown from the nest in order to fly we too sometimes must be thrown from our nest so that we may fly. Becoming comfortable is one of the biggest reasons for not achieving the goals we set for ourselves. Being comfortable is also a reason that we don’t set our goals high enough. We must always push ourselves to the next level! Look for the complete version of this inspirational article and the poem that goes with it in my upcoming book Help Wanted.
Remember today maybe your last. Live like it!!
Positive Vs. Negative
I was once told a parable about an old man who lived outside of town and owned two dogs. The two dogs were of the same breed, under went the same training, were of equal strength and stature. The old man each month would go in to town to fight his dogs for the crowd. Bets would be placed on which dog would win (I know wrong! Bear with it for the sake of the story). The old man would always tell a friend which dog would win the fight before the fight had begun. Each of the two dogs would win and lose there fair share of fights but the old man was never wrong on which dog would win. As the old man lay on his death bed he was asked how did you always know which dog was going to win the fight? He said I would simply feed that dog the week of the fight and starve the other.
This is the same in our lives except there are no dogs in the fight, only positive forces and negative forces. By feeding the negative things in our lives, we starve the positive. How can we ever expect the positive to overcome the negative when the negative things are so well nourished? The feeding of the positive must come from within us. Its so cliché but the glass half full approach is genius. Looking at life with a positive out look makes life much more enjoyable. We have so much to be thankful for and so little to be sad over yet that is what we focus on most. It is time to smile and feed the positivity in our lives! Today is the day that we begin living instead of dying; no more negative thinking only the positive things matter.
Smile even if it hurts
Smile because it could be so much worse
Another Monday is here. I am happy that you are here to read Monday’s Motivation.The fact that you are currently reading this means that you have survived everything you have been through thus far. Congratulations!!! Many people have not made it through what you have survived. Life is filled with obstacles that we have to overcone; what separates many people from success is the level of persistence they have. Being persistent is better than being talented, intelligent, lucky, and all else. You must stay strong by your persistence you shall be rewarded. We all have a journey that we must make it through. While on yours remember stay persistent. Don’t bend break or fold! You can, if you say you can!
I will not give in!
Monday is here once again!!!! <==Okay, the exclamation points are a bit of sarcasim to start the week… as if anyone is excited to start another work week. Although we should be because like I say “we are still here, could be dead, but nope we are still here.” Let us all approach this week differently, not focusing on our problems or the situations we must resolve by week’s end; instead let us approach this week focusing on what makes us happy. You have one life to live. Live it doing the things you love. Planning and Procrastinating are two different things. Those who plan, do things and those who procrastinate, are always planning to do something. Live your dreams. Tomorrow isn’t promised, so why waste today? Nothing beats a failure but a try. This week give it your all and once you have given that, give what’s left!
To strive and fail is to live
To wonder what if is to die
it is your choice if you want to come alive
open your eyes but let your dream survive
I was tired, didn’t feel good, and wishing the weekend back… it was Monday again. I just wanted to throw my covers over my head and pretend for the day that I didn’t have any responsibilities. I had grown tired of the weight of this world, and just as I had hit the snooze button for the second time, my eyes opened. There I was lying in bed unappreciative for what I had just been given, another day. A new day meant a new opportunity to achieve my goals, live my dreams; while others were not afforded this opportunity there I laid wasting it rolling around in my sorrows. It was time I got up washed away my pity and begin to live a “dead man’s dream” another day.
Look for the poem “Dead Man’s Dream” that goes with this segment in my up coming book Help Wanted.